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First post, by wide2tele

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Could someone please provide simple and very specific instructions on how to remove this CPU fan?
I'm sure I am doing it wrong. Cannot get the silver clamps to lift off.

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Reply 1 of 6, by adalbert

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After typing number on the lever you can find an image how it looks disassembled, so that may help

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Repair/electronic stuff videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/adalbertfix
ISA Wi-fi + USB in T3200SXC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX30t3lYezs
GUI programming for Windows 3.11 (the easy way): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6L272OApVg

Reply 3 of 6, by Doornkaat

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It's a stupid mechanism. You need to press down on the large tabs to unhook them and then simultaneously pull the far out side of the large tab up/to the side so you bend the hook away from the retention frame so it does not hook in again when you stop pressing down on the tab.

Reply 4 of 6, by wide2tele

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Doornkaat wrote on 2021-01-25, 15:59:

It's a stupid mechanism. You need to press down on the large tabs to unhook them and then simultaneously pull the far out side of the large tab up/to the side so you bend the hook away from the retention frame so it does not hook in again when you stop pressing down on the tab.

Totally agree with the stupid! Thanks to all, much appreciated, it all helped.

I finally got it off. I don't know who invents this stuff.
It's one of those things that appears near impossible to do until you are told/understand how and you've done it once.

Reply 5 of 6, by bofh.fromhell

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wide2tele wrote on 2021-01-25, 16:53:
Totally agree with the stupid! Thanks to all, much appreciated, it all helped. […]
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Doornkaat wrote on 2021-01-25, 15:59:

It's a stupid mechanism. You need to press down on the large tabs to unhook them and then simultaneously pull the far out side of the large tab up/to the side so you bend the hook away from the retention frame so it does not hook in again when you stop pressing down on the tab.

Totally agree with the stupid! Thanks to all, much appreciated, it all helped.

I finally got it off. I don't know who invents this stuff.
It's one of those things that appears near impossible to do until you are told/understand how and you've done it once.

I think its an OEM thing.
Made to mount easily, and who cares about removing or reuse.
Drop it in place, press until you hear the clicks and its mounted correctly.

Reply 6 of 6, by adalbert

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bofh.fromhell wrote on 2021-01-25, 17:08:

I think its an OEM thing.
Made to mount easily, and who cares about removing or reuse.

Look at this server heatsink. I couldn't believe when I first saw it:

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It tells you to discard it after removing. Probably because of used up thermal compound. That's how you care ecology 😀 BTW it works perfectly with slotkets because it's low profile.

Repair/electronic stuff videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/adalbertfix
ISA Wi-fi + USB in T3200SXC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX30t3lYezs
GUI programming for Windows 3.11 (the easy way): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6L272OApVg